The Outer Limits: Season 4, Episode 26

In Our Own Image (18 Dec. 1998)

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An android capable of emotions and supposedly cannot kill humans, is injured, escapes from the laboratory and kidnaps a female technical to repair him. The woman begins to fall for him and tries to convince him to return.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Cecilia Fairman
Mac 27
Timothy Webber ...
Martin Nash
Dr. Keeler
Security Chief
Dana Pemberton ...
Security Guard
John Wardlow ...
Dr. Blake


When scientists at Innobotics Corporation attempt to debug an android, it goes berserk, escaping to the parking lot where it takes a secretary, Cecilia Farman, hostage. He expects her her to repair him - his circuitry was damaged from several gunshots - and with his help does as best she can. He is a MAC 27 model developed for use as a farm laborer and is supposed to be emotionless though Cecilia begins to have her doubts. He shows her some of the images he saw just before he had an uncontrollable urge to escape. She develops feelings for him and is prepared to kill to help him. It's not all as it seems however. Written by garykmcd

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They Did It Again!
13 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A pretty good plot is thrown into confusion by introducing a series of clips from previous Outer Limits episodes. This is the third or fourth time they've done this and all of them suffer. The premise is good. An android has somehow been given the emotion of fear. He comes to realize that he must escape from the facility where he was created or be destroyed. During his escape he is shot multiple times with a high powered weapon. He kidnaps a young woman in the parking lot and enlists her aid in repairing his circuitry. She uses his brain functions to do repairs she would normally never be able to do. During thee brain connections, she sees clips from previous episodes, all having to do with artificial life. I've seen all of these and they have nothing to do with this guy. It is a lame effort to try to put together a bunch of already filmed stuff to save money. As things go their merry way, everything becomes convoluted and downright ridiculous.

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